Trunk or Treat and More – Halloween Fun for Kids!

Are the kids ready for Halloween?

Our children are ready to hit the streets and go trick-or-treating well in advance of the big day. Why not attend a trunk or treat event and get the most out of the costume and score some candy along the way.

Trunk or Treats are fun outings the entire family can enjoy and can be the perfect alternative to traditional Halloween fun, especially for toddlers who can’t handle the late nights.

We’ve put together a listing of trunk or treats and related events hosted by area businesses, churches, and other organizations throughout the Kalamazoo community. Get those costumes on and head out to have some fun.

Make sure to confirm details before heading out to avoid disappointment (some events require registration).

Looking for more Halloween Fun?  Be sure to check out our Halloween Happenings Guide filled with all sorts of spooktacular fun!


Trunk or Treat Roundup Around Kalamazoo

Saturday October 20, 2018

Sunset Cruisers Halloween Party For Children 12 yrs old & under!

Location: Pizza Hut- Battle Creek – 20 E. Columbia Ave Battle Creek
The Sunset Cruisers will once again be sponsoring a "Trunk or Treat" for children 12 years old and under! At Pizza Hut parking lot, 20 E. Columbia Ave., Battle Creek, MI.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday October 23, 2018

Paramount Charter Academy Community Trunk or Treat

Location: Paramount Charter Academy – 3624 S Westnedge Kalamazoo
The Kalamazoo community is invited to join our Paramount family for our 3rd annual Community Trunk or Treat. The event is free and is 'rain or shine'. Community Partners will be hosting trunks throughout our school for safe Trunk or Treat fun!
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday October 25, 2018

Gilmore Car Museum Spooktacular

Location: Gilmore Car Museum – 6865 W Hickory Rd Hickory Corners
The Gilmore Car Museum Spooktacular is a FUN and SAFE place to have a ghoulishly great time with the whole family! Specifically for children 12 and under, the Spooktacular features cool cars exhibited throughout the Museum, trunk-or-treating throughout the galleries, a featured film in the theater, and vintage car rides [...]
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Trunk or Treat at Kalamazoo Orthodontics

Location: Kalamazoo Orthodontics- Portage – 1314 W. Milham Ave. Portage

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bruin Boo! at KCC

Location: Kellogg Community College – 450 NORTH AVE BATTLE CREEK
Kellogg Community College invites kids and their parents to an evening of free trick-or-treating and Halloween fun during KCC’s third annual, award-winning Bruin Boo event on campus in October. Bruin Boo is a family-friendly free event for kids of all ages that will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. [...]
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Indian Prairie Elementary School Trunk-or-treat

Location: Indian Prairie Elementary School – 3546 Grand Prairie Rd Kalamazoo
Join us Thursday, October 25th from 6:30-7:30pm! We need families to host trunks and pass out goodies to the kids trick or treating. If you want to host a trunk, please comment in the discussion section on this event or send us an email at (We need a good [...]
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday October 26, 2018

Trunk or Treat at Haverhill Elementary

Location: Haverhill Elementary School – 6633 Haverhill Abe Portage
Come to Haverhill Elementary for a free, fun, easy, and safe alternative or addition to your trick-or-treating! Come in your costume, and see our car trunks decorated by volunteers from the school, Portage United Church of Christ, and other churches in the area, and most importantly, lots of candy! Children [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Trunk-Or-Treat at St. Mark Lutheran Church - Battle Creek

Location: St. Mark Lutheran Church- Battle Creek – 114 Minges Rd E Battle Creek
Bring the whole family to join us for this fun night! Come at 6:30 to walk through our decorated trunks to receive candy and prizes! If you want to have your own trunk, contact the church office at 269-964-0401 for more information! Our theme this year is: Creation!
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday October 27, 2018

Tag And Treat at Bowlero Lanes

Location: Bowlero Lanes Fun Center – 775 W Columbia Ave Battle Creek
Family friendly trick or treat costume party. Free event for all! 6 candy and activity stations, 1 free attraction, costume contest with prizes for 1st and 2nd place in all age groups. Age groups 0-5 yrs, 6-9 yrs, 10+ yrs. Bring the family for some safe Halloween fun!
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Trick-or-Treat at Lakeview Square Mall

Location: Lakeview Square Mall – 5775 Beckley Road Battle Creek
Bring your little ghouls and goblins out for a spooktacular time! Trick-or-treat in center court and throughout the mall at participating stores; all participating stores will have a sign in their window.
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fall Harvest Celebration

Location: St. Michael Lutheran Church & School – 7211 Oakland Drive Portage
A Christ-centered alternative to Halloween.  Come and enjoy a free, fun, family friendly evening with games, prizes, pizza, donuts, dancing and a parade of candy.  Children are invited to wear family-friendly costumes (non-scary). This is an event the entire family can enjoy together.  Lamplight service will begin at 5:00 pm [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Trunk or Treat

Location: Connections Community Church – 11500 US Highway 131 Schoolcraft
We’re celebrating Halloween with a Trunk or Treat at Connections Community Church (11500 US Highway 131, Schoolcraft, MI 49087) on Saturday, October 27th from 5-7 PM. All kids and families from the community are invited to attend this free event!
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Trunk or Treat at New Hope Apostolic Church

Location: New Hope Apostolic Church – 6922 E Drive N Battle Creek
Join us for a Noah's Ark themed Trunk or Treat. Costumes should be merry not scary
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Trunk or Treat at Oakland Drive Christian Church

Location: Oakland Drive Christian Church – 7331 Oakland Dr Portage
Everyone is welcome to this family friendly Trunk or Treat at Oakland Drive Christian Church on Saturday, October 27th! Come dress up in your favorite costume and rake in tons of candy as you hop from car to car. Each trunk will have a fun theme! Our neighbors next door [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Portage Chapel Hill UMC Trunk or Treat

Location: Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church – 7028 Oakland Dr. Portage
Invite your friends and neighbors to this annual trunk or treat. Wear a costume to celebrate the fall season.
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Trick or Treating Family Fun Night at Kalamazoo Community Church

Location: Kalamazoo Community Church – 2435 N 26th St Kalamazoo
Join us for the second annual Halloween Family Fun Night at Kalamazoo Community Church! Games, activities, and of course plenty of treats are available for children and families. Completely FREE! Last year, we were overwhelmed by the popularity of this event- nearly 800 people came! This is a great opportunity [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunday October 28, 2018

Halloween Party at Continental Pastries & Delicatessen

Location: Continental Pastries & Delicatessen – 928 Columbia Ave Battle Creek
Spooky snacks, Games, Crafts, Trunk or Treat, Costume Contest and more! $15 per child.
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Trunk or Treat at Parchment United Methodist Church

Location: Parchment United Methodist Church – 225 Glendale Parchment
Come to our community-wide Trunk for Treat on October 28th from 2-4pm at Parchment United Methodist Church at 225 Glendale Blue., Parchment, MI Halloween fun includes: games, a haunted hallway, and decorated trunks (with candy and treat giveaways).
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Harvest Fest 2018

Location: Spring Valley Church – 5240 Mt. Olivet Road Kalamazoo
Join us for our Harvest Fest this year! There will be donuts, trunk-or-treat, hay rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses and so much more! Bring your friends and family, we can't wait to see you there! This event is completely free and a great, fun way to have fun with [...]
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Trick or Treat Halloween Palooza

Location: Life Spring Church – 1560 South 8th Street Oshtemo
Join us for trick or treating though our building decorated with our Halloween best including fun games and photo area.
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday October 29, 2018

BCACS Moms Club "Trunk-or-Treat"

Location: St. Joseph Elementary School (Battle Creek) – 47 23rd St N Battle Creek
The BCACS Moms Club is hosting “Trunk-or-Treat” on Monday, October 29th from 4-6 p.m. at St. Joseph Elementary School. Families, groups, or businesses who are interested in having a trunk should contact Kyra Rabbitt at to sign up. There will also be a sign-up sheet in the elementary school [...]
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Trunk or Treat at Auto Maxx Center

Location: Auto Maxx Center Kalamazoo – 6064 Gull Road Kalamazoo
Bring your kids to Auto Maxx Kalamazoo on the 29th for a Trunk or Treat.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday October 30, 2018

Trunk n' Treat at Friendship Wesleyan Church

Location: Friendship Wesleyan Church – 1285 102nd Ave Plainwell
A safe, family-fun option for Halloween! This Year's Theme is LOONEY TUNES! If you would like to decorate a car or be a part of this event, please call us (269)685-9491.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday October 31, 2018

Trick or Treat Parade at Parchment Community Library

Location: Parchment Community Library – 401 S. Riverview Dr. Parchment
Dress your little one in their Halloween costume and join Mrs. B at the library! We will trick or treat among the library staff, enjoy a Halloween story and make a "spook"-tacular craft! Space is limited. Registration is required. For ages 5 and under
Time: 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Preschool Halloween Parade at Ransom District Library

Location: Ransom District Library – 180 S Sherwood Ave Plainwell
Our littlest friends don't always last through Halloween night, so trick or treat at the library instead! Atmospheric music will play as we parade through the library, followed by stories, a craft and some treats.
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Trick or Treat at the Parchment Community Library

Location: Parchment Community Library – 401 S. Riverview Dr. Parchment
Don't forget the library when trick-or-treating this year! Children can trick or treat among the library staff between the hours of 4-6PM. Ages 3-8 with caregiver!
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Trick-or-Treat at the Michigan Maritime Museum

Location: Michigan Maritime Museum – 260 Dyckman Ave South Haven
Join us at the Michigan Maritime Museum for a FREE Trick-or-Treating event for kids toddler to 10 years old. Children must come in costume and be accompanied by an adult. Collect candy at different stations around the Museum!  Non-food treats are available at each station upon request.
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Battle Creek Police Department Trunk or Treat

Location: Battle Creek Central High School – 100 W Van Buren St Battle Creek
This event is free and open to the public. Because demolition activities continue at the old police building site, join us in the parking lot across from Battle Creek Central High School, at West Van Buren Street and McCamly Street. Attendees also can park in this lot. Attendance has exceeded [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Trunk or Treat

Location: St. Catherine of Siena – 1150 West Centre Avenue Portage
Bring the family to the Stanley Centre parking lot on Wednesday, October 31st from 5 pm to 7 pm for a fun night of trick or treating! We will provide cider and fresh donuts. Have your children dressed in costume and bring a bag to collect your treats! In case [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Trunk or Treat at Milwood United Methodist Church

Location: Milwood United Methodist Church – 3919 Portage Rd Kalamazoo
Trunk or Treat at Milwood UMC starts with hotdogs at 5pm. Open to all!
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Family Fall Fest 2018 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Location: Mt. Zion Baptist Church – 120 Roberson St Kalamazoo
Bring the entire family for an evening of fun! We have something for everyone! We are opening the entire church so there will be plenty of room for you! Wear your costumes and get ready for a great time! Please Share!
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

VoV Trunk or Treat

Location: Visions of Victory Kalamazoo – 5010 Gull Rd Kalamazoo
Come out to enjoy Food, Candy, Fun and Fellowship!
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Trunk or Treat

Location: North Avenue Church of God – 1079 North Avenue Battle Creek
Please join us in the upper parking lot for food, games and trick or treating! 1079 NORTH AVENUE BATTLE CREEK, MI 49017 269-965-1908
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Westwood Fall Fun Night

Location: Westwood Christian Reformed Church – 620 Northampton Kalamazoo
We love spending time with our neighbors in EVERY season! Here's our annual Fall offering of free, safe, fun family time...Trick-or-Treating throughout the building, mini carnival-style games, a Bounce House, and a simple, tasty supper for all. Join us!
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Trunk or Treat at Berean

Location: Berean Baptist Church – 7813 S. 12th St Portage
Kids of all ages and families everywhere are invited to participate in Berean Baptist’s third annual Fall Trunk or Treat. This fun filled event will take place on Wednesday, October 31st from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the evening at Berean Baptist Church, 7813 S. 12th Street, Portage MI 49024. Church [...]
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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